DAY ONE PLENARY:
Thursday, August 11th 2:30 – 3:45 p.m.
Kay Francis, MBA - "The Funny Thing about Stress"
In "The Funny Thing about Stress," which is also the title for her book, Kay Frances offers a healthy dose of laughter that can be just what the doctor ordered for your well-being. In this motivational and hilarious presentation, you'll laugh while you learn without straining your brain.
Armed with a degree in Physical Education and a masters in business administration (MBA), Kay Frances has worked as director of marketing for a national restaurant chain in Oklahoma. Later she left corporate America and spent several years working as a professional standup comedian. Kay lived and performed in New York City where she learned to face her fears and manage her stress. When family duty called, Kay returned to Ohio and became her mother's primary caregiver. Kay's years as a stand-up comedian convinced her of humor's power to reduce stress. She learned first-hand the healing effects of humor as she and her mother found a way to laugh every day. Never far from her standup comedy roots, has she enjoyed helping people laugh while they learn!
DAY TWO KEYNOTE:
Friday, August 12th 9 – 10 a.m.
Josepha Campinha-Bacote, PhD, MAR, PMHCNS-BC, CTN-A, FAAN
"Listening to Many Voices – Serving a Diverse Aging Population"
In this presentation, Dr. Campinha-Bacote answers the question, "What does it mean to be a culturally competent healthcare professional?" by taking healthcare professionals on a personal journey towards cultural competence in healthcare delivery. Dr. Campinha-Bacote discusses clinical application of her model's constructs of cultural desire, cultural awareness, cultural knowledge, cultural skill, & cultural encounters as it relates to the provision of care to the culturally and ethnically diverse aging population. Dr. Campinha-Bacote is President and Founder of Transcultural C.A.R.E. Associates, which provides clinical, administrative, research, and educational services related to transcultural health care and mental health issues. She has given more than 1,000 national and international presentations on issues concerning transcultural health care and transcultural psychiatry and has published numerous articles in these specialty areas. Dr. Campinha-Bacote served on the National Advisory Committee to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health to develop standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Health Care and currently serves as a consultant to the National Center for Cultural Competence (NCCC) in Washington, DC and on several HRSA grants focusing on cultural competence in the health professions.